April 9, 2010

Sandbox Capers-SOUS

 Another Reveal at SOUS today and this time we were challenged with using an UNUSUAL item on your layout or card..
Oh boy, was this a challenge.. I ran through my house looking for anything that I could use and finally found an old road map in my kitchen drawer...LOL

Here are some close ups:

 I distressed the road map just a tad to give it more of an aged look.. 
In the photo is my dad (on the left), my kiddos and then my hubby who was going through his hippie long haired days..LOL

 My son Aaron when he was about 3 years old.. He is such a little cutey..

 and finally just a close ups of the cars I pieced together and the photo of them driving their cars.

 For supplies Used:

K&Co papers
Paper Pizazz papers

Old road map
Cardstock: black, light blue, dark blue, orange, green, yellow, white and red.

Cricut Cartridge: Pooh and Friends
fence and grass
Cricut Cartridge: Mickey and Friends
Car and dump truck
Cricut Cartridge: My community
Road and stop sign
Cricut Cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook
Cricut Cartridge: Songbird
Cricut Cartridge: All Mixed UP

Edge distress tool
pop dots
Tim Holtz distress inks
chalks: yellow and orange
white gel pen for hand doodling..

well ladies that about does it for me again for today..
I hope you can stop by SOUS this week and join in on the fun..
oh! and don't forget to rummage rummage and rummage through your things and find the most UNUSUAL item you can think of to scrap with ..Good Luck


  1. Nanne, what a clever idea! Love your page and all the fun and unique techniques. Happy Friday!

  2. awww how adorable Nanne!!! Gosh I remember those hippie days all too well...lol!!
    Love all the inking and chaulking you do!! I finally got some time to post the award you gave me....thank you sooo much Nanne! And thank you so much for the other day...it is sooo nice and quiet now!!!

  3. The road map was the perfect addition to this LO! Love it Nanne!

  4. So darn cute, love the road map idea... your so clever. XXX, Staci

  5. Oh Nanne, this is great! You know one of the things that I like so much about your LO's is how you seem to take some kind of element in your page and make it pop with a contrasting or complimentary color!
    LOL, do you know you do this? hehe!
    Makes me think about how smart keeping a color wheel nearby would be for papercrafting!
    Anyways the photos are fun and I love what you did with this, the map looks great too!

  6. Absolute perfect page, Nanne. You do guy pages so well and they are sooooo hard! Love the little road map . perfect for the challenge and perfect for your pix! You nailed it!

  7. Even before I read what you said, I thought: "Nice job doing a boy page!" I think most of us are challenged to make it embellished and creative, yet not become girly. Excellent! I'm glad I found your blog today!

  8. Great page, perfect for little ones! I think the 'Eat My Dust' is their motto while playing with the carss and this page is perfect in every way. Love the colors are perfect with the map. LOVE IT!

  9. I just found your blog and love it! You have done some beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow Nanne
    I love everything about this ....another awesome layout and I sure can't believe you could ever be challenged!
    I love that recipe book you are making
    my Daughter wanted a book ...No better place to get inspired than here!
    Big Hugs Wanda:-D

  11. Awwwww Nanne...this is the best...just like you...I love the addition of the map and all the distressing. I found this challenge a real challenge cuz I put so much stuff on my layouts as it is...LOL....but it was fun to think outside the box...or sandbox as it were....LOL...I love all the cuts...the vehicles and the road...too cute...and what great pix...don't ya just wish some days you could go back to the sandbox...I do! Great work my friend!!!!

  12. Another winner Nanne! I give you kudos for a perfect "boy" page. I agree, they are so hard to do. Love all the details, colors and your scene at the bottom. Totally cute!!

  13. Nanne, great idea using the old road map on this layout, it works perfectly!!! Cute Cute, photos and the title made me laugh!! Another amazing layout gf!!!!! XXXXX

  14. Very nice! I love your layouts and always look forward to what you come up with next :)

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  16. Sooo cute Nanne! Love the title! Great boy page! xxD